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Kent v. United States - Significance, A Social Ill, Emotionally Ill, A System Ill, Juvenile Justice; Or How A Survey Can Influence An Act Of Congress

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Petitioner

Morris A. Kent, Jr.

Respondent

United States

Petitioner's Claim

That the juvenile court order that sent Kent's case to trial in regular criminal court was invalid.

Chief Lawyers for Petitioner

Myron G. Ehrlich, Richard Arens

Chief Lawyer for Respondent

Theodore George Gilinsky

Justices for the Court

William J. Brennan, Jr., Tom C. Clark, William O. Douglas, Abe Fortas (writing for the Court), Earl Warren

Justices Dissenting

Hugo Lafayette Black, John Marshall Harlan II, Potter Stewart, Byron R. White

Place

Washington, D.C.

Date of Decision

21 March 1966

Decision

That the waiver was indeed invalid, and the case was sent back to district court for a rehearing on its validity.

Related Cases

  • In Re Gault, 387 U.S. 1 (1967).
  • McKeiver v. Pennsylvania, In re burrus, 403 U.S. 528 (1971).
  • Goss v. Lopez, 419 U.S. 565 (1975).

Sources

Howell, James C. "NCCD's Survey of Juvenile Detention and Correctional Facilities." Crime & Delinquency, January 1998.

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